OK, I have asked similiar questions about trail class, but what is the *right* way to open a gate? If there is an ideal way to do it, please be very specific. I have a good horse to try this out with, and I did what I think is a trail class gate opening last night for the first time. He is SURE he is supposed to help me with gates using his nose. So if I lean over to move the gate, he tucks his nose in and starts shoving the gate, which makes me lean further out to keep a hold of it, which makes him think it's even more urgent to get the gate open and he pushes harder and farther. AQHA rules does say something about the horse being aware of the obstacles doesn't it? He's aware. He gets what gates are for. But somehow, I think that's not helping. Can someone explain the rope gate? What's this look like?